Autism Awareness Month – Day 30

No work today. He slept until 4. Then, he cleaned the litterboxes to make Dad happy. Now, he games. I tried to talk him into going to see Ultron tomorrow, but he works tomorrow night and he isn’t willing to get up early for a movie. Thus ends Autism Awareness Month. My job as Psychologist […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day 26

He crawled out of bed, showered and went to work. I will be asleep when he returns home. I wish he had more days like yesterday and less like today. I found a note from his sister on his desk while straightening his room. Someone's in trouble for language when I get done giggling at […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day 25

He bounced out of bed and was fully dressed and ready to leave when his ride arrived to take him to a local ComiCon. He returned home in the evening with a smile glued to his face and a bag filled with figurines, “magic” potions, trading cards and a stuffed Rocket Raccoon. He promptly announced […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day 22, 23, 24

He woke up, showered and went to work. Everyone will be asleep when he comes home. He will game until people start waking up for the day. Then, he’ll go to bed. Except tonight might be different. He has plans for tomorrow that he has been excitedly anticipating all week. He will either skip sleep […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day Twenty-one

I had to be somewhere today, so I left the house while he was still in bed. I don’t know if he showered and walked to work on time or if he was late. Without me here announcing the time every five minute, I have my suspicions. I know for certain that he hated having […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day Nineteen

Spring storms in the South are poetic in their beauty and potential for destruction. When he is home on his computer, his headphones and screen act as barriers that prevent him from noticing anything outside his bubble, like the weather. If his connection isn’t interrupted and the power doesn’t blink, he doesn’t know when there […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day Eighteen

We are in the process of cutting cable television and relying on the Internet for our entertainment programming. The cable part of the move means nothing to him. He does not watch television. The Internet part of the move is having some bumps. Today began with a note taped to a chalkboard door that Dad […]